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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Encounter Maria Island

20/10/2017

Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.


Maria Island is one of the jewels in Tasmania's crown of stunning natural locations, and the new vessel is a great result that will secure its growing reputation as a must-see East Coast tourism destination.


Osprey V can take up to 152 passengers, which is over 60 per cent more than the current vessel, and boasts modern facilities including food, drink and a licensed bar.


There has also been $1.8 million committed towards the Maria Island Re-discovered Project, which will deliver an improved visitor experience, a wider range of quality tourism products, and better infrastructure on this important tourism asset.


Visitors will start to experience the benefits this summer, with an upgraded jetty to accommodate the Osprey V and improved baggage handling upon arrival.


Conservation works and improving the access to the World Heritage Area buildings at Darlington will also be under way, with more staff to engage with visitors on the ferry journey and provide an enjoyable visitor experience.


Approximately 23,000 visitors travelled to Maria Island in 2016-17.